Linux, forwarding e-mail

It is possible to automatically forward your Linux e-mail by creating a file called .forward in your homedirectory. The contents should be the e-mail adress that you want to forward the mail to, for example:

anotheremail@example.org

This will only work if the access permissions of your home directory and the .forward do not include group and other writable bits. Perform the following commands to be sure:

chmod go-w $HOME
chmod go-w $HOME/.forward

.forward is also used to filter e-mail, using procmail or vacation.


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